Travis Air Force Base opened during World War II as Fairfield-Suisun Army Air Base. The base served many functions during the war, becoming a medical center, airlift facility, logistics hub, and passenger terminal. Military personnel on the site continued to support weather, fighter, bomber, and airlift operations for wars, humanitarian efforts, and more throughout the 20th century. They were also involved in aeromedical evacuation and aerial refueling.
Travis Air Force Base is currently home to the 60th Operations Group, 60th Maintenance Group, 60th Mission Support Group, and 60th Medical Group.
The following chart outlines the toxins associated with this military location and the potential effects of exposure.*
|Heavy metals (misc.)||Potential Effects||Pneumonitis hypersensitivity||-||Multiple myeloma|
|Petroleum||Potential Effects||-||-||Multiple myeloma, Laryngeal cancer|
|Polynuclear Aromatic Hydrocarbons (PAHs)||Potential Effects||Scrotal cancer, Porphyria toxic, Laryngeal cancer||Skin cancer (nonmelanoma), Renal (kidney) cancer, Prostate cancer, Photosensitivity, Pancreatic cancer, Nasopharyngeal/SinoNasal cancer, Lung cancer, Immune suppression, Esophageal cancer, Breast cancer, Bladder cancer||Reduced Fertility Male (infertility and subfertility), Oral cancer, Melanoma, Early onset menopause, Coronary artery disease, peripheral vascular disease, atherosclerosis, Colorectal cancer, Bone cancer/Ewings sarcoma, Adult-Onset Leukemias|
|Volatile organic compounds (VOCs)||Potential Effects||Rhinitis irritant||-||-|
If you worked or were stationed at Travis Air Force Base, and later experienced adverse health effects, you may be eligible for compensation.
*Effects are according to the Center for Disease Control and Prevention’s Agency for Toxic Substances & Disease Registry unless otherwise noted.